Benefit News


VA completes transfer of U.S. Army cemeteries as part of government reform and reorganization effort

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today completed the consolidation of various Army post cemeteries, an action first outlined in the department’s June 2018 Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century: Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations.


VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program provides regulatory relief in response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that VA is allowing home mortgage loan deferments for Veterans who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 national emergency.


CATCH a Serial Offender Program Available for Sexual Assault Victims Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2020 - The CATCH a Serial Offender program continues to be available for sexual assault victims amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Suicide Prevention Resources: Take Care of Yourself and Each Other

Falls Church, VA, September 22, 2020 - Globally, people are facing challenges caused by COVID-19. The pandemic may cause anxiety and stress. These feelings may feel stronger with less social interaction. Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or lonely might increase the risk for suicide for some people. It’s important to tend to your mental health and find ways to cope. There are many resources to help you. These include, but are not limited to, TRICARE mental health services.


DoD pharmacy innovation improves patient safety and convenience

Falls Church, VA, September 22, 2020 - Military health beneficiaries across the Department of Defense will soon have the option to pick up their prescriptions from lockers by using two forms of authentication. With a quick scan of their ID (Common Access Card or a state ID), and by inputting their date of birth or fingerprints, beneficiaries can unlock their medications.


New Army website offers latest resources to promote resilience, readiness

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2020 - The Army Resilience Directorate officially launched its new website Sept. 18 at The robust website is the Directorate’s hub for Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, Ready and Resilient, Army Suicide Prevention, and the Army Substance Abuse Program, making it an all- inclusive site for information and resources on these programs.